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Lone Star in Morris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Old Spearman's Ferry

(1 mile west)

 
 
Site of Old Spearman's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Site of Old Spearman's Ferry Marker
Inscription.  Operated along with a mill by E. B. Smith during the Republic of Texas. Bought by John Spearman in 1850. At this site in 1870 the state authorized a toll bridge. Fees ranged from 2˘ for a sheep to $1 for an 8-horse team and loaded wagon. This was at Big Cypress Bayou on Pittsburg-Jefferson Stage Road.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7857.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 32° 54.555′ N, 94° 42.813′ W. Marker is in Lone Star, Texas, in Morris County. Marker is on U.S. 259, 0.2 miles north of Lone Star Park Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lone Star TX 75668, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Appreciation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Hughes Furnace (approx. 0.7 miles away); Iron Bluff Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Riley Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tarver's Ferry
View from marker looking west towards former ferry site direction. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. View from marker looking west towards former ferry site direction.
Formerly Lone Star Steel is in background. Now owned by U.S. Steel (partially operating steel mill).
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Coffeeville, C. S. A. (approx. 5˝ miles away); C.S.A. Camp Talley (approx. 5˝ miles away); Caddo Trace (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lone Star.
 
Site of Old Spearman's Ferry Marker towards Lone Star Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. Site of Old Spearman's Ferry Marker towards Lone Star Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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